State nomination is required for skill visas (subclass 190 and 491), and business & investor visa subclass 188. Each State and Territory manage their own nomination program. The following table illustrates the current status of each of these Australian States and Territories.

States / TerritoriesBusiness & Investor NominationSkill Nomination
NSW Opened on 20 September 2021Open
491 – Opens during submission window in August, October, January, and March
VIC188A opened on 13 July 2021
188B & 188C opened on 14 September 2021
Closed for other streams
Opened on 7 July 2021
QLD Opened on 26 October 2021
188E not yet opened (expect in coming months)
Opened on 26 October 2021
SAOpened on 20 July 2021
188E opened on 28 September 2021
Opened on 20 July 2021
WAOpened on 4 August 2021Open
TASClosedOpened on 4 August 2021
ACT does not participate in the 188B Invstor stream

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